i believe in you

  If you’ve been reading my blog for any amount of time, you know that I often sign off by telling you “I believe in you.” I have no idea how that comes through the screen and meets you, but I say it — over and over again — because I just...

When Something’s Off

  Right now something in my life is feeling a bit off. It’s not the end of the world or irrecoverable. It’s not mega disaster or anything. But it feels off. You know what I mean? Off-ness is sure offputting, isn’t it. Even if most everything in our life is...

spacious place

  This weekend and every day, here’s to living from the spacious place . . . But me he caught — reached all the way  from sky to sea; he pulled me out Of that ocean of hate, that enemy chaos, the void in which I was drowning. They hit me when I was down,...

Seven Signs of Life

  I have a friend who once said that you could tell the state of her soul by looking at the state of her eyebrows. I think there’s some real truth to that.   The outward condition of our lives really does have something to indicate about our inward condition.   I can...

on summer

My big kids have four days left of preschool—two this week and two next—and then it’s officially summertime. Eight weeks of total freedom until school begins again.   At our house, summer means pool days, beach outings, too-late bedtimes, s’mores around the fire pit,...